UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 is underway so we thought we would take a look at the of EFL Clubs among the 10 host venues, along with training bases, selected to play host to the flagship tournament.
Dutch and Swedish football fans flocked to the Steel City as the defending champions, the Netherlands, recorded a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane. A total of 21,342 supporters turned out, marking the largest European Championship Group Stage match not involving the host nation.
Elsewhere in South Yorkshire, the sun was shining down on Rotherham United’s AESSEAL New York Stadium as France, who are also using the Millers’ home ground as their training base for the duration of the tournament, ran out 5-1 winners over Italy to top Group D in their opening fixture.
🏟️ Rotherham's New York Stadium celebrates its 10th birthday this year - marking the occasion by hosting four matches at #WEURO2022.— UEFA (@UEFA) July 10, 2022
🇫🇷 🇮🇹 First up, it's France vs Italy tonight! pic.twitter.com/g1kglTKP4x
Milton Keynes Dons
Stadium MK will play host to one of two huge Semi-Final showdowns alongside the Blades. The ground hosted its first EURO match as Spain came from behind to beat Finland 4-1 in Group B. The Milton Keynes is also the birthplace of England captain Leah Williamson.
Belgium will be based at Wigan Athletic’s training complex throughout their stay, partaking in their first session at Christopher Park ahead of their Group D opener against Iceland. And Ives Serneels’ side will remain in the North West should they progress in the competition.
👋🏼🇧🇪— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) July 11, 2022
Always brilliant to welcome Roberto Martinez back to Christopher Park today, as he visited the @BelRedFlames ahead of their upcoming #WEURO2022 game this week! 🙌🏼#wafc 🔵⚪️ #BELIEVE pic.twitter.com/fjFHlyauAq
Also in the North West, Italy are being accommodated at Accrington Stanley. The Azzurre return to action on Thursday in Group D when they make the shorter trip to the Manchester City Academy Stadium.
Also in Group D, Iceland are currently located at Crewe Alexandra’s Reaseheath-based training facility ahead of their clash with Italy later in the week. The national team touched down in the railway town last week ahead of their opener against Belgium.